Christopher J. Slottee is the Vice-President/General Counsel for Old Harbor Native Corporation. Mr. Slottee is a licensed attorney in the State of Alaska and brings an extensive background in both litigation and business transactions. Mr. Slottee provides legal services to Old Harbor Native Corporation and its subsidiaries, including supervising outside counsel and risk management.
Mr. Slottee began as General Counsel for Old Harbor Native Corporation in June of 2015. Prior to becoming General Counsel, Mr. Slottee represented Old Harbor Native Corporation in a variety of litigation and other legal matters as outside counsel, successfully resolving several lawsuits on the company’s behalf. As outside counsel, Mr. Slottee was a partner at the law firm of Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, in Anchorage, Alaska.
While at Atkinson Conway & Gagnon, Mr. Slottee was responsible for a significant case load, focusing on commercial litigation and medical malpractice defense. Mr. Slottee has argued cases before the Alaska Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Some of his reported decisions include Harris v. Ahtna, 107 P.3d 271 (Alaska 2005) (interpretation of shareholders’ buy-sell agreement); Abruska v. Northland Vessel Leasing Co., 258 F. Appx. 158 (9th Cir. 2007) (longshoreman’s claim); Wasser & Winters Co. v. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Inc., 185 P.3d 73 (Alaska 2008) (creditor’s claim against auctioneer for breach of contract, misrepresentation, promissory estoppel and conversion); Harris v. Ahtna, Inc., 193 P.3d 300 (Alaska 2008) (claim by corporation against corporate president for breach of fiduciary duty and self-dealing); and Ayuluk v. Red Oaks, et. al., 201 P.3d 1183 (Alaska 2009) (negligence and sexual assault involving assisted living home).
Mr. Slottee has been appointed by the Alaska Supreme Court to the Access to Civil Justice Committee, whose goal is to increase the community’s access to the court system and other legal resources for individuals. Mr. Slottee also serves on the Alaska Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, where he works with other attorneys and judges to draft and revise the pattern jury instructions used during civil litigation.
Mr. Slottee received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1998 and graduated cum laude from the Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College in 2001. While at Lewis & Clark, Mr. Slottee served as an editor for Environmental Law Review, Lewis & Clark’s law review focusing on environmental issues. After graduating from law school, Mr. Slottee clerked for the Honorable Rene Gonzalez on the Anchorage Superior Court before joining Atkinson, Conway & Gagnon in 2002. Mr. Slottee has been admitted to the bar associations of Alaska, Oregon, and Washington and is currently an active member of the Alaska State Bar.